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Top Reasons to Move to the Newport Rhode Island Area

Newport Bridge in Rhode IslandRhode Island has over 400 miles of coastline. It is aptly nicknamed the “Ocean State”. You will never be far from the perfect ocean adventure when you find your perfect home in the Newport Rhode Island area. In addition to the excellent sailing and oceanic opportunities, there are world class music festivals, educational opportunities, and wildlife habitats to appreciate in this beautiful part of the country. Here are some of the top reasons to move to the Newport Rhode Island Area. 

Natural Beauty: There are many miles of the Atlantic Ocean coastline to explore and enjoy in Rhode Island, with many excellent beaches in Newport and neighboring towns. You can explore the natural wonders of Rhode Island by visiting the beaches, state parks, wildlife refuge, and bird sanctuary. The Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown has a seven mile network of trails winding through 325 acres for people of all abilities. 

A Sailing Capital of the World: If you like sailing you will be right at home in Newport Rhode Island. The city was host to the America’s Cup for over 50 years (1930-1983). The city’s sailing history dates back to the 18th century and the U.S. Navy continues to use Newport as a training center. Learning to sail, or joining a sailing club, is a great way to meet your neighbors and become part of the community in Newport. Helms a lee! 

Quality Education: There are some excellent educational opportunities in Rhode Island, including Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and Providence College. New England public schools consistently rank very high in the nation, including schools in Rhode Island. Portsmouth High School recently ranked #5 in the state and #1,204 in the country (among 17,843 nationally ranked schools) by U.S. News & World Report. The school received an overall score of 93.25/100. 

Music Festivals: Some of your favorite Jazz recordings may very well come from Newport. The Newport Jazz Festival was established in 1954 and has hosted an abundance of noteworthy performances and recordings. Jazz greats have included Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie. Muddy Waters and Nina Simone released their 1960 Newport performances on vinyl (along with a host of other artists over the years). Music is alive and well in the city at Fort Adams State Park (home to the Newport Jazz Festival) and other venues throughout the city all year long. 

We look forward to helping you find the perfect home in Newport and the surrounding areas of Rhode Island. We will make your home-buying experience fun, exciting and simple. Contact Teri Degnan Real Estate & Consulting today!

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